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Busch Issues Public Apology

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, November 5 2011

Kyle Busch issued a mass apology on Saturday night. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Harold Hinson)

Kyle Busch, parked for the weekend by NASCAR after having wrecked Ron Hornaday Jr. in the Camping World Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on Friday night, issued a public apology on Saturday night.

The apology, issued in a statement reads:

“To all,

I’ve had a lot of time today to sit and reflect, and try to put my thoughts into words as best I can.

I want to sincerely apologize for my actions during Friday night’s Truck Series race at Texas.

I apologize to my fans, all my sponsors, everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing and Kyle Busch Motorsports.

After talking with my team, it’s great to have their support and encouragement to assure me that there are better days ahead. Even though this took place while driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports, I am sorry for how difficult this has been for everyone associated with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series teams.

I’d also like to apologize to Ron Hornaday Jr., and everyone associated with the No. 33 team in the Truck Series.

I understand why I was taken out of the car for the rest of the weekend. NASCAR officials had to act, and I accept their punishment and take full responsibility for my actions.

As a racecar driver, the hardest thing to do is to sit on the sidelines listening to cars on the track when you know you should be out there competing. For this, I have no one to blame but myself.

Through a lot of support from the people around me, I feel like I’ve made a lot of strides this year, but this was certainly a step backward. Moving forward, I will do everything I possibly can to represent everyone involved in a positive manner. However, I know my long-term actions will have more of a bearing than anything I say right now.


Kyle Busch”

Busch and Hornaday – who was third in points in the series with two races to go – had contact on lap 13 at Texas. After a caution was called, Busch chase Hornaday down and hit his truck from behind.

Busch then hooked Hornaday, who was driving truck owned by Kevin Harvick Inc., and spun Hornaday into the wall.

Both trucks were damaged so severely that they could not continue.

On Saturday morning, NASCAR ruled that Busch would be parked for the remainder of the weekend. That meant he could not drive, as planned, in Saturday afternoon’s Nationwide Series race nor in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race.

| , RacinToday.com Saturday, November 5 2011
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  • Don Evans says:

    I recognize his talent, but he is a brat. I would like to see NASCAR park him for the remainder of the year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!